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target list after the vote on obama care. stupak quit. we were saying we're going to take back america in november of 2010 and i think we may take back america before at the rate we are going. [applause] so that brings us here. we have to expand our target list. we have to get a few more on the list. as amy pointed out, it is a combination of worrying our friends and punishing our enemies. one thing that is so important to do, as someone who got their political career started and working for an old actor in california back in 1966 when he eventually became president in 1980 it wasn't just republicans that allowed us to get the tax cuts in and our success. their district or states are clearly conservative on the economic issues we have on the bus yet they can continue to defy the wishes of the voters. we have expanded our target lists from three to eight. we have added blanch lincoln in arkansas. barbara boxer is next on the list. the state assembly in california -- this is going to be a consistent leader on the fiscal issues, but he has been at a rally that we have ever had. he is supp
of massachusetts for america. jericho you are doing all the hard work though. the only way this country gets fixed is if you do the work in the trenches. we can get you revved up and connected with people but at the end of the day it is organizing committee. it is keeping the hammer down with e-mails and letters and phone calls to restore a constitutional republic to the united states of america. [cheering] don't you dare let anyone tell you you are a racist, angry or are a mob. [cheering] we are a human rights movement. what we are doing is based on the united states constitution. [cheering] the i united states constitution sets up america as the only society in the history of mankind press on the idea that the only legitimate reason for government was to protect the individual civil liberties and rights of citizens. [cheering] it is impossible to be a racist, human rights advocate who anybody thinks the city its food and on the fringes what missiles lines have anything to do i have news for you, america is our country and we are taking it back to triet [cheering] all right. god, country, family.
anthem. >> please be seated. i think you to the united states air force band mid- america from scott air force base in illinois, and to our neighbors and friends from tinker, illinois, for hosting our friends and guests. our city has certainly change in attitude and appearance. and during the last 15 years we have worked together with common resolve to defeat evil attack against us. we constructed this beautiful memorial and the compelling newseum to the ground of the attack. the rebuild heavily damaged box around the site. today, we continue our work building and even greater oklahoma city. now please welcome the mayor of oklahoma city, the cornet -- mick cornett. [applause] >> as john mentioned, april 19, 1995 began much like today. the temperature was seasonal, the sun came out, and then our lives were changed forever. ultimately, each of us, individually and collectively, have been faced with choices, the choice is between strength and the uncertainty, the choices of optimism and pessimism, the choice is between freedom and fear, choice is between moving forward and falling back. and
. the rest of the world is beginning to move. east asia is doing exceptionally well. even latin america -- brazil is doing well and the remainder of latin america is doing well. we are doing okay. the american and economy is accelerating faster / -- the american economy is accelerating faster. europe will have a major problem with the exchange rate and other problems. japan is coming back and everybody is coming back, but there are laggards. the problem is getting closer and closer to where the deflationary will be behind us and that the real issue of inflation begins to rise which, paul volcker said, you cannot have a system where you have large deficits, but very large expansion in the monetary base, and not altogether inflation. it has never happened. >> what can the fed to do about some of these long-range problems? >> it is mainly out of the hands of the federal reserve in the sense that these are very deep- seated, political, cultural problems. what bothers me specifically is that in recent months we are exhibiting an absolute inability to cut anything. the c-17 which is a great c
offensive arms. >> [speaking in russian and then translated] the president of the united states of america barack obama. and the president of the russian federation, dmitri medvedev, are signing the treaty between the united states of america and the russian federation on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms and the protocol to it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] [applause] [applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. i am honored to be back in the czech republic with president medvedev and r chour czech host for this treaty. happy to be back in the beautiful city of prague. the czech republic is a close friend and ally of the united states. i have great admiration and affection for the czech people. their bond with the american people are deep and enduring. they have made great contributions to the united states over many decades, including in my hometown in chicago. i want to thank the president and all those involved in helping to host this extraordinary event. i want to
as an opportunity to right size our government long-term and to reform our tax system to help america be fully competitive in this new world that we confront. with that, i just want to again conclude by thanking al and thank you were setting the right tone. you know, we've been handed a very serious responsibility. i hope history will write that we were equal to this challenge and that we produce a result that was critically important for this country. >> i've been asked by many about my participation in this group and a sight to most this could easily fall into the category that it goes unpunished. whereat about a $33 billion company, 120,000 employees with about half of those sales enough of those employees outside the u.s. so i travel a lot and i go to a lot of converging regions. one of the things i wish that there is a strong hunger to make a difference, to work hard, to create the conditions for growth and to be especially competitive with developed economies. we face a tough problem as we all say today and i think it's important to recognize that it's one that does affect our global com
of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> that is going to take it back. take our country back. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] in a few moments, supreme court justices testified on capitol hill about the budget request for next year. in an hour-and-a-half, president obama outlined his plan for nasa and the future of human space flight. after that, and breathing on the investigation into the fort hood in shootings with senators joe lieberman. later, we will retire the news conference with leaders of the group to party express. >> on "washington journal" we will give the congressional agenda with sheriff brown of ohio. robert sloan is the author of an article that says wall street is the key to democracy. more about the future of nasa from scott case. it is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. a couple of offense to tell you about tomorrow morning. the senate judiciary committee holds a hearing on jud
in a bipartisan manner, to engage all spectrum stakeholders to assure america keeps pace with the coming mobile revolution. the plan would stop universal service fund from subsidizing multiple competitors. would reform, inner carrier compensation, would increase spectrum flexibility and have some interesting ideas on maximizing infrastructure utilization. i look forward to learning more about these recommendations and many other contained in the national broadband plan during this hearing and coming weeks an months. just one last comment on the comcast versus fcc decision. this is clearly had a major impact on the future of our country's broadband policy. the d.c. circuit correctly, in my view upheld the view that the fcc does not have the unfettered power to regulate the internet. i hope that the commission will continue its successful light touch approach as was described by my colleague senator hutchison. to the internet and will now abandon what i believe was a mis-hit guided pursuit of net neutrality regulations. so i look forward to hearing from the chairman how he think the decision will
the overwhelming importance of black race in america. i am familiar with a truly gigantic literature that explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of race. it's imperative and a statutory biological definitions of white race, we may notoriously vague. believing that what is not black. the disc thickness does not indicate lack of interest. quite to the contrary for another, past historical literature, much less known today explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of white races. they may seem not to be given a book on americans in antiquity, a pure fun before europeans discovered the western hemisphere and thousands of years he for the invention of the constant of race. they given the prevalence of the notion that racist permanent, many believe it possible to trace something recognizable as the white race, back more than 2000 years. in addition, not few westerners have racialized antiquity making ancient history into white race history and classics into a living whitefield, complete with pictures of blonde ancient greeks. transfo
is that this budget does not go far enough in terms of investing in america. i would go a lot further. i will offer amendments to do just that. i will tell you where we begin to get some of that money. i find it wrong that to have a situation where warren buffett, who has been before this committee, and he tells us that he pays a lower effective tax rate than does his secretary. this is the third richest guy in the world, $40 billion. does that make any sense at all? we have a situation where last year, exxonmobil, the most profitable corporation in the history of the world, not only did not pay any federal income taxes but actually received a text on last year in part by setting up tax shelters in the cayman islands and i recall that chart you have of the thousands of companies that are crowded in one building there. when you talk about investing in america, i think that is a good place to get the money. >>>none of my republican colleas are here but i find it amusing to say the least that without exception, they tell us how serious the deficit situation is. i agree with that. they have voted to re
not move up. it performs america's legal immigration system to maximize american economic prosperity and will impose tough sanctions on employers who break the law. in arizona they passed a very draconian law on immigration because they are upset the federal government is not acting. in nevada, the republican governor sent a letter to president obama calling for action, federal action, on immigration. and i find the position of the republicans in arizona and in nevada who say the problem is one of the federal government now say we will not buy you work on it. that is why we are here this afternoon, inviting them to help was work on this issue. take a look at our proposals. i do not direct this to learn to grant only. there are 40 other republicans. take a look at this proposal. it is a good faith effort to move forward. we say, come and talk with us. work with us. >> thank you. we come to discuss this issue of immigration facing the reality of the broken immigration system in america facing the reality of a controversy law and arizona which is going to be challenged as it meets the m
, it is an unfair program. it is yet another chapter in america, the bailout nation, that is co-authored by the present and by speaker pelosi. it takes $50 billion from taxpayer or borrowers the money from the chinese to bail out banks that made bad loans and to bail out many who buy more home than they could afford. speculated in residential real estate or use their home equity as an atm machine. we must remember that 94% of americans own their home outright. they rent over the our current on the mortgage and they're being asked to bail out the other 6%. it's a policy that says to the citizens who work hard, who live within their means, who saved for a rain date, you are a sucker. when you're struggling to pay your own mortgage, you shouldn't be forced to pay your neighbors as well. the program is unfair to taxpayers, according to the congressional budget office, accountability office, they say that hamp, t.a.r.p., 50 billion-dollar program will lose 100% of the taxpayer investment. although i curious a note under the majority member for this hearing under this subchapter entit
imposition of sanctions depends not only on the united states but also on china, and let america. -- and latin america. they are able to give results. ut middle east and what can happen over there if the nuclear program is implemented. and a nuclear conflict arises. well, that would be a gigantic catastrophe. we all can't imagine what could happen in the middle east if just one terrorist act happens there or nuclear arms is used. middle east is called middle east because it is so small it is enough for bombings to happen in one place, for it to start spreading all over the world. and that would trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and exodus of people from different countries. and the most bad thing is it will trigger the nuclear arms race. many colleagues from iran will -- arabic world that if iran gets nuclear arms, they will have no scrupeles without having it as well. and this will enlarge the nuclear club and then no summit will help if all of those countries have nuclear arms. that will open a new page in the history of humankind, which will be very sad. and i hope we will be
and preventing another terrorism attack on america. we have learned from this tragedy by continuing to implement and refined the security standards and procedures developed since 1995. in fact, the dh announced new security standards for all federal buildings and our federal protective service announced the brought employment of a new rest of -- risk assessment tool to help inspectors keep more than 9000 facilities secure. we will continue to work day and night and we will continue to constantly ask ourselves if we are doing everything we can to prevent another terrorist attack but making prepared as part of our culture will ultimately draw on the innovation and civic spirit of the american people and our nation has never lacked for that. we cannot put a glass dome over our country. we cannot guarantee there will not be another attack. nobody can. we are a strong and resilient country. we can resolve that even a successful attack will not defeat our way of life. we can resolve that the oklahoma standard become the national standard. [applause] fac we can target our resources against emerging thr
businesses, the engine of drop -- job growth in america. it is what we need for creativity and innovation. last year, the offer was accepted by this committee to raise the budget by $180 million. and this year, to have increased by 75 million, i think you for that. it is the key to our economic success, helping small businesses. . >> i will yield you some more time. that is kind of you. i would also like to express accolades as everybody else has for senator -- the senator from new hampshire because it is people like him you can -- that give public-service a good name. when you have somebody like him retire, it is going to give a big vacuum. i wish you were retiring, but you're entitled to your own decisions and whenever life you want from here on out. but public service will be harmed because there are not people like you are around. a year ago when this committee met to mark up the budget resolution, we were confronted with an astoundingly irresponsible budget. during that time, we of heard a lot about how these massive deficits and debts were in heritage from the previous administratio
and controversial issues of law about which there is very reasonable disagreement in america. in fact, one of the great things to think about this country and its legal tradition is that there is room for the disagreement. as much as i like my own views, i confess to you that i would be a little afraid if i was the only voice speaking and that everything went my way. that is not the kind of certainty that i have about my own views. i hope my writing reflects the more thoughtful writings reflect that discipline and restraint. >> madam chairman, thank you. if there is an opportunity for us to visit privately i would welcome that. i suspect there may be questions for the record falling out. goes without saying that you can add or elaborate on your answers. >> i would like to close this off with a few words. questions? [laughter] >> i would note that sutton is here and he was a skilled attonrey -- attorney and that went on for 12 hours. we have had some long hearings. we have had some long hearings. this certainly did >> with regard to your comments, it may be valid when the object of the inte
, it will prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism at the top of america's nuclear agenda. next month in new york, will join with nations from around the world to strengthen the cornerstone of our global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons even as we pursue greater civil nuclear cooperation. for nations that toppled their responsibilities, peaceful nuclear energy can unlocked new medicines in agriculture and health developments. these are all connected. leadership and progress in one area reinforces progress in another. when the united states improves our own nuclear security and transparency, it encourages others to do the same as we have seen today. when the united states fulfills our responsibilities as a nuclear power committed to the mpt, we strengthen our global efforts to ensure that other nations fulfill their responsibilities i want to thank my colleagues for making this unprecedented gathering today of unprecedented progress in confronting one of the greatest threats to our global security. this work advances the security of united states and all mankind. this prevents nucl
commit anyone in the world in the eye and say no one in america military prison is held arbitrarily. they have independent review. it is appealable to the civilian system. is that correct? >> every military fighting is appealable. >> i believe that is correct. >> there is an article review of the military commission. of succumb if you go in, you have article 3 ownership. what i'm trying to establish is that there will be an independent check and balance their out every lane. when it comes to closing guantanamo bay, 59% of the american people now of ejected it. that is about a 20 point shift. i do think that this happen? >> i honestly think there has been a lot of misinformation. without casting aspersions, but think there has been a political is stationed with regard to national security issues that i do not think have served this nation necessarily well. kirk's i think there is some truth. adding a lot of people worry about not having a coherent policy. this is hard. the christmas day bomber probably highlighted the people. he is not a common criminal. we can assure the american pe
have been a long run. president clinton left is on the putting to get back to a debt- free america that had not existed since president jackson. if you are interesting an amendment to move a further back, i would be happy to consider that produce with the this is a reasonable time. >> [inaudible] >> correct. senator in san is next. then we will come back to senator merkley. do you have an amendment as well? we will come back to the side. then senator warner. >> my amendment is to provide reconciliation instructions for the senate judiciary committee to reduce the deficit by $13.6 billion over the year 2011 through 2015. the purpose of this amendment is for reconciliation instructions for the judiciary committee so that they will come back with medical liability reform that we know said his country money. during the health care reform debate, we heard from many many folks out there who practiced and heard the stories of how the current laws that we have in the medical field drive up the cost of health care in the united states unnecessarily. they drive up the cost by a lot of defens
or 10 years ago. every a c-span video since 1987. this is cables latest gift to america. our content is available on television, radio and on lined. you can also connect with us on line. >> supreme court justice john paul stevens has announced that he will step down when the court finishes its work. he is about to turn 90 years old. he was appointed by president ford in 1975 and has been hinting that he would agree -- would retire soon. we talked with eight supreme court reporter about possible replacements. ,, >> what has been said about replacing justice stevens? >> the president spoke about that this afternoon. he wants someone who will be respectful of law, but the most significant thing is he is looking for someone who understood the needs of average americans and would uphold their rights to participate in society, suggesting he would sound of the fame -- the same thing as indian state of the union address. >> who are some of the potential nominees? >> the president went through this last year. the white house has some experience with it. the three names at the top of the list
friend of his, and pfizer of his often describes the experience of living in america as a black man you experience something that he attends to deep muscle tissue bruising. not the kind of thing that you might be able to see that the kind of thing that you sort of fuel and the eight that makes itself present in the will you might feel arthritis in the reign. it's there and is surfaces and let you know that it's there from time to time. from the extent he has that how has that informed? >> chris headley, the dean of law school at berkeley and has known obama for quite a while i think it is also chris headley who said race and rocket science, it's harder than rocket science. [laughter] one of his friends at harvard law school from the first day of harvard law school is a woman named cassandra butts and she was a friend to this day and has worked with obama and describes obama essey translator because of his unique interpreter. somebody the when you have an interpreter when you go to a foreign country and that person becomes your lanes, and because obama grew up in a multiplicity of wiltz
've spoken out at various times about the need to at bat and reform america's national security apparatus to deal with the realities of the post cold war world. some of those misses or ships include enhancing america's civil and instruments of national power above all the policy and development and better integrating them with our military. rebalancing the defense establishment to reflect the lessons learned and capabilities and from recent conflicts is specially counter insurgency, stability and reconstruction operations. most recently reforming the way we build the capacity of allies and partners to better fight alongside us and secure their own territory. all of these institutional shifts are to 1 degree or another aimed at improving the way the united states works with and through other countries to confront shared security challenges so as the matter i want to discuss today the need to reform the u.s. government's regulations and procedures for exporting weapons and the so-called dual use equipment and technology. earlier this year the president announced he would speak to further en
america to be in space and how we protect americans to ask to do things. we should be able to find solutions to how we meet the complex challenges. again mr. frost, thank you. if there are no further questions this morning, the senators may submit additional questions for the subcommittee's additional record. we will ask for the mass a response within 30 days. this subcommittee stands in recess until thursday, april 29, at 10:00 a.m., when we take the testimony of attorney general eric holder. the committee stands in recess. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> this year's cspan studentcam competition got videos from students to deal with america's greatest strength three challenge. here is one of the second place winners. >> the constitution is the nation, not the strength of the nation. we come from many different backgrounds. we are male and female and black and white and brown an english speaking a spanish-speaking and all these other things. unlike every other nation that first started on earth, we
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, regulations and policies, and ask what more can we do to ensure the health and safety of america's miners. there are miners, mine operators every day that run safe operations and save my. and miners go to work and come back every day unharmed, free of illness, free of death. that is the standard we need to put in place across this country. minors have the right to go in safely after every ship that i did go to working with this committee and will be happy to answer any questions that you have. i thank you again, mr. chairman, for calling this important hearing. naked. >> thank you very much, mr. main, and thank you for your leadership. just one question i have for you. you said tragedies taking a look at regular changes. that will simplify the criteria for minds in the pattern of violations program. i guess, if you don't want to get in all that now i would ask you to get, to submit to us what those rigor toward changes are that you can do and secretaries lease that we don't have to addressed legislatively. so if there are things you can do regulatory, that relieves us of the burden of doi
, it looks like banks fail. i believe in america we should have the freedom to fail. these major banks should be allowed to fail. we are all grappling is that the taxpayers not standing behind it. every exemption makes it more likely that the tac payers stands behind the bailout. on the spot execution, i know that i have been an advocate on the benefits of transparency. i think this helps every end user to have public transparent trading. and now we agree on that. i do think that these swap execution facilities grant a little more for the small transactions. there has to the volume in it. the manager amendments include additional language that says there has to be block trading exceptions. those would not be -- do not have to show a billion dollar trade to your competitors before hand. where there is high volume -- i think trading does bring additional bigger to economists. economists say it actually lowers costs to commercial end users. the fourth issue and then i will turn to the third --the commercial end users are not on to be caught up in margins if i'm reading this correctly. i do not k
's. in america in the 1970's and 1980's, most of the mortgages made were made by lenders who didn't share the risk, they had 1100% of the risk. they were savings-and-loan associations that took deposits, paid a preferential rate of interest over banks by regulatory design to attract the capital and they held the mortgage in portfolio until it was paid. and that's not shared risk, that's total risk. what were our foreclosure rates in the 1970's and 1980's, up until the end of the 1980's? very marginal at all. 1%, 2%, certainly not%, certainly not 12.7. whatever in the savings-and-loan is the federal government took away the interest preference to pay between banks and s&l's so capital flowed out of the s&l's. that was number one. number two, because s&l's then needed to make more money on internal portfolio, we allowed, the governmental loud savings-and-loans to create service corporations which were subsidiaries to deviate from their original charter and instead of allowing them to make home loans, to make commercial loans and developers. what happened? well, what happened is hist
said," you can never score if you do not shoot." it is time for america to shoot the puck. thank you for your leadership on energy and thank you for building a better america. [applause] >> thank you secretary chu for those inspiring remarks. he is a true friend of the building trade and demonstrates that to us every day. the building trade looks forward to many years of close collaboration with dr. chu and the department of energy. brothers and sisters, that includes today's session. please take a look at the workshop schedule for this afternoon. you'll have the opportunity to information -- to get in-depth information about the information we got this morning. becalmed -- the meeting is in recess until tomorrow. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> in a pool -- in a few moments, a few more comments about the regulation bill. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 eastern. we will have a senate judiciary committee oversight meeting on the rights division of the justice department. that is what it 10:00 a.m.
the government. the government is not our father. if we target our money to black america, they will be targeting us. i am asking for a commitment from everybody in radio and television, we have $150,000. in two weeks -- let me say something else, as a bankruptcy attorney, they put us in sub- prime loans. we need to educate the consumers that they have been taken advantage of. we need to make these politicians put money in our black banks. they have taken everything from our community and have not put anything back in it. [applause] >> i want to hear this issue from a small business standpoint. what must we be doing from an individual perspective to help small businesses? >> economic distribution was clearly not equal. if we only got 1% of the stimulus money, the money did not come down. it must be executed correctly and distributed correctly. all politics is local. most of the state of illinois is in a deficit. to give it to them is like, what did you do with that? it did not come. we need the money to come. it needs to go local. it needs to go to the mayors. take it to the aldermen, ticket to t
statement i heard you comment on is that there were not any way people until they came to america and that's while the italians, english, themselves united. in this very fear, a loss of power if -- >> okay, anderson the question. i think the fear of loss of power is already underfoot or in the air or whatever. without tampering any further with the categories. i think categories tend to lag the hind the powerful, the power arrangements. so for instance, as nations become richer, they will also become more beautiful. and as we get all mixed up, the taxonomy will have to somehow catch up to us. one thing that american historians have found a frustrating over the years is that we have a lot of trouble classifying people according to wealth and income. which i think would be a much more useful way of dealing with the inequiti @@@@@ @@@@ and it's also given on a less frequent basis but it's also offered in u.s. history, will be offered in world history. and sciences is tested. civics is testeds. there are all different subjects that are part of naep. it's expensive but it give us a very g
want to now such as the road map for america that is being supported in by an abrupt budget hawks in the united states congress. are going to support things like issues american people want to address, are we going to try an appeal to -- try and do what we tried to do last. go all over the world and try to find her voice. we know what the american people want to hear, conservative values, they want to hear things that create jobs, the main thing, want to hear things that cut the deficit, they don't want to your health care, they want to hear things that benefit them on everyday life level. frankly there are some conservatives that aren't addressing, they sank i can be conservative and win but in the grand majority in the republican party is doing a fine job and i think in november probably we have a chance of winning back the house, i don't think we will win it back entirely but it will get close to having a full majority. one. >> you know so much. if republicans do have a majority, does pelosi still have to stay? >> no, the speaker of the house is always selected by the majority
family in the united states of america and to budget and live within its means. our debt today stands at over $12.6 trillion. the 2010 deficit is projected to be at a minimum $1.3 trillion and we're borrowing 43 cents on every dollar we spend, yet congress continues to increase spending without any correlating spending cuts. congress's inability to prioritize and manage national needs results in real consequences for americans, whether it be furloughs, market uncertainty that leads to lower investment and job losses, or americans being saddled with higher debt and taxes. if congress keeps approving temporary extension bills throughout the calendar year without finding offsets, congress will have added an additional $120 billion to our national debt. additionally, the senate has already approved more than $120 billion in new federal spending not yet offset even though it passed paygo legislation over the -- over one month ago claiming to prohibit such activity. in the house, chairman of appropriations committee, david obey, has indicated some new spending needs to be offset with unused
and agile enough to do that. the goal is to protect america, while we protect american guys and american values our freedom, right? so it is something that we work on constantly. we adjust for constantly, and we think about really in every major problematic development that would you. >> earlier this year we had the head of the coast guard who will speak later this spring. from his position that we have several questions about the coast guard including what role do they play as we move forward to more effectively mitigating evolving terrorist threats, things like hurricanes, it's are. what you see the role of the coast guard in that context be? actually, the coast guard has an enormous and multifaceted role in a lot of different things. they have a footprint in assisting abroad, and we have in the seas around the world, they are responsible for the protection of the nation sports. and so for example, they have been working on the application of the twit program, which basically our security cars for port workers have access to secure areas. they have the responsibility for search and res
with no nuclear weapons and dove tails with the national posture review that the redefining of america and how we think of nuclear weapons. all goals are to get these things out of the hands of people that might use them or accidentally set them off. host: callers. aberdeen, washington. don? caller: yes. the whole idea of them reducing nuclear arms. russia ain't going to do it. they're going to stockpile them where they can't be found. that's all nation's guarantee that have nuclear weapons. it's a joke and a waste of taxpayer money to have this going on. host: how's it verifiable? guest: i think there's a good point in the callers remarks. even the treaties. and what we're doing with russia don't approach the thousands of nuclear and tactical nuclear weapons the united states has. as for is there a benefit for reducing the weapons in the treaty? i think there is. one of the biggest risks is accidental launch. miss call cue haitian. some sort of mistake and having thousand of weapons on hair trigger alert makes that accident more probable. the more you can reduce those on that hair trig anoth
from it. and in the other one include in our material in america there are 90 -- annually about 94,000 cases of mrsa every year with 18,000 -- 18,000 deaths from mrsa. doctors, do these figures sound about right for you? is it fair for me to conclude that over 100,000 americans die each year to antibiotic resistance? >> large numbers, i think the estimate you gave was 90,000 which is an estimate that has been used before. as i indicated in my opening statement, there has been progress with mrsa where we have seen a decrease of about 50% in serious infections in hospitals that participate in the national health care safety network. >> so how is the data collected for you to compile these numbers and estimates the? >> we have two major methods. the one that is more widespread is the national health care safety network. this builds on the more than a decade of experience working with hospitals, working with infection control practitioners, standardizing definitions, encouraging reporting. and now we have 28 states which mandate reporting. 21 of infrastructure to report and about half
to america is to apply and come legally. this is so fundamental to me. with regard to the comprehensive play, it means regular station in some form or fashion cannot be done until the american people feel and congress feels that we capture ended the open border. i think they have to be separate. i really do. i think senator mccain saying the american people have spoken. they want border security first. i think that is true. i think that is the policy. i have the heartfelt belief that we can do that. you can make this border in lawful border. you have to continue to improve on the progress that he made and continue to drive the numbers down. as the numbers go down, you have more officers condemn -- officers. >> you have an opportunity to make some more on this. tell me about operations streamline. it seems to result in a substantial reduction. do you believe that has proven to be effective? why haven't you expanded it? >> it does provide for a short period apart incarceration prior to deportation. we have continued where it was. even a short detention, and now your implicating the court syste
court, and are behind bars for a long time, so a terror cell was discovered in america by an astute police department that connected it, and the fbi took the ball across the finish line, so i think the fbi is better. i think there is still an issue, whether we need a domestic -- i think my answer is still no, whether we need a domestic intelligence the office based on the british, but paired together with local fusion centers, it is doing the job better. let me mention one thing. but an unfilled piece of the intelligence reform act is don a priority of the board, -- is a priority of the board, which i know many of us think is essential. the bush administration nominated the confirmable positions, and i think they were confirmed common -- they were confirmed, and those were unfilled, and a number of us have been raising this issue, and there has yet been no response. i think it is important, especially as we ramp up domestic intelligence collected and -- collection activities, which we must do. we have homegrown problems that as we ramp up, we should have an independent watchdog maki
, where can i find affordable insurance, we find insurance for every person in america. instead of visiting dozens of websites and shopping a market on your own, it will be a 1-stop shop where the benefits for different plans will be clearly listed and costs are compared, that is part of the new law and as america's help desk, make sure every american knows about the choices that come out of it. over the next several months we will be reaching directly to americans across the country to make sure they know how to take advantage of benefits in the new law. we will educate seniors about prescription drug assistance. we put out a series of fact sheet that explain step-by-step to small-business owners how they can collect their health care tax credits this year. we have similar fact sheet from employers to take advantage of reinsurance program that also hit this year. it will help them provide coverage for early retirees. book marking the web site, healthreform.gov will give regular updates on these reforms when they are putting place. you can go there to read the fact sheet, get qu
, homeland security. after that the voice of america persian department and and i could go to fox news, cnn, cbs and everywhere not in voice of america of persian services and -- maybe my farsi is not so good. but it's so good. my question is directly to hidal and jeffery can help you a little bit about this one. why you are boycotting the people that you don't like it in persian services. the voice of america persian services acting as a part of opposition group. and you can find a lot of family members there, husband and wife and their children. and that's a family business with the american taxpayers money. and i think that's wrong. i don't know. it's part of journalism. but i'm sure it's not. if you want to give time to -- i don't know maybe you like it. but last week he was on voice of america for one hour. and the day after his best friend was there. and the day after was trita parsi himself for one hour. in the week you gave a lot of time to them. why you boycotted us. [applause] >> thank you. >> first of all, we don't boycott anyone. that i stand by firmly. i always say if you're pi
america great. we do have to be, i mean, united we stand. if everyone gets on the same page, it is a fantastic thing. i think obama is a good man and i think his heart is in the right place. hopefully, better days are yet to come. guest: i agree with you. i do think that we ought to stand as -- we have to stand as one america. there will continue to be racial problems. my fear is that oftentimes we have discussions about race and diversity, had become so polarized that we never really get the opportunity to talk about what the real issues are instead of choosing sides. i think all sides of on this issue need to be heard and diversity is not only about race, gender, etc., but also about perspectives and political background. it is all kinds of things. we do need to stand as one america, but that necessarily means we need to have a discussion about diversity that is genuine and not contrived. . . this is happening simply because we have a black president? is that part of it? there are some people who do not like that. however, i do not think that is the majority of people. we
is there. this is cables latest gift to america. >> the white house announced that ukraine will get rid of all of its nuclear material by the year 2012. white house press secretary robert gibbs spoke with reporters about the ukraine agreement and other white house issues. he is joined by counter- terrorism adviser john brennan. here's a portion of that press conference. >> ukraine announced its intention to get rid of all its stockpiles of the enriched uranium by the next meeting in 2012. they will remove a substantial amount of their stock this year and will convert its seville nuclear research facility -- its civil nuclear research facility to operate with regular fuel. this is something the united states has tried to make happen for more than 10 years. the material is enough to construct several nuclear weapons. this demonstrates your grandpa's continued leadership in nonproliferation and comes at an important -- in an important region where highly enriched uranium exists. let me turn this over to john brennan. >> the threat of nuclear terrorism is will and contributes to global inse
of america has lost one of the keys to its success. what we're doing here is incredibly important if we're going to maintain the credibility of our u.s. market. thank you, mr. chairman. >> to it, senator kauffman. let welcome the first panel of witnesses. frank raiter, forming -- former managing director at standard & poor, richard michalek, former vice president and senior credit officer for the structured derivatives products group at moody's, a former team at managing director of the structured derivatives products group, and dr. arturo, a former moody's senior vice president and current director of the finance center at the university of santiago chile. frank raiter, i understand that you are here under subpoena. i appreciate you being here, whether a subpoena was issued or not. we look forward to your testimony. all witnesses who testified before this subcommittee are required to be sworn. at this time, i would ask all of you to stand and raise your right hand. do you swear that the testimony you're about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help
within 30 minutes. >> i say with conviction, america's commitment to see a world without nuclear weapons. >> would it not be better to do away with them entirely? >> the ultimate number is none. >> none >> none. >> i think we'd be better off without them. >> zero >> no nuclear weapons. >> zero >> zero >> zero nuclear weapons. >> none. none. >> the weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us. [applause] >> all right. let's open it up. any questions? to any members of our panel. jill? >> jill dougherty, cnn. >> we got a mike person here. he was asleep. >> the question i have is a really, really simple one. it's i guess maybe in a sense a more technical one. but right now we're talking about iran. and one of the rationals that people who oppose what you're talking about is, iran, people believe, trying to develop a nuclear weapon. why should the united states get rid of its nuclear weapons if iran is trying to get them? doesn't it make us extremely vulnerable? >> well, i think the simple answer to thatcy don't think any responsible person, say that the united states should unila
of messages, programs, actions could you take? guest: the partnership for a drug free america does wonderful advertisements. there are websites that talk to parents, educating them on what to be aware of. we also know that if we do very hard-hitting, specific, well timed adds to young people we can have an impact on them. if we draft everyone into this issue and think about it in a comprehensive way, we can make a difference. crime has been reduced over the years in this country. we think it is because smart police chiefs and sheriffs worked with different organizations collaborative lee. we have not put that together to deal with the drug problem. host: atlanta, brian, republican line. you are on with gil kerlikowske. good morning. caller: good morning. we all know that alcohol is the no. 1 abused drug in this country and alcohol abuse is on the rise. what is your office doing to tackle underage drinking? >> underage drinking -- guest: underage drinking is a significant problem. we talk about a lot. it is mentioned in the president's drug control policy. you cannot talk about the drug probl
not resume cooperation for weeks. on january 20 of the heads of america's intelligence agencies testified they were not consulted on this decision, you don't agree third he wrote a letter to the congress stating that abdumutallab was mirandized with no objection to all other departments of government. in that same letter you wrote, quote, i am confident that the decision to address mr. abdumutallab's factions through our criminal justice system has not and will not compromise our ability to obtain information needed to detect and prevent future attacks. there can be no doubt that treating terrorists as regular criminals will reduce ability to obtain intelligence. six years ago you acknowledged that fact in a supreme court briefing you failed to disclose during your confirmation process. you candidly admitted that the civilian criminal system possesses inherent limitations that, quote, might impede the investigation of a terrorist offensive under some circumstances, close quote including portability, quote, to detain a dangerous terrorist or to interrogate him or her effectively, *close qu
testimony. efficient rail transportation in america ties are committed together. it creates jobs and boost the economy and reduces the prices of goods being shipped. and it helps commuters around the country get to work. that's why i'm so glad this administration has expressed a level of interest in rail transportation. we haven't seen any longtime. they understand the important role railroads but in our transportation system. this subcommittee has seen too many budget request from previous administrations that would have guaranteed the bankruptcy of amtrak which would've been devastating to commuters and communities across the country. i know families in my home state of washington deeply value our amtrak service, cascade line. has set a new record for ridership this year. and i personally heard from a lot of people who depend on it. i know that committees around the country value their rail service as well. that's why i'm so glad this year the administration's request for grants to amtrak would support the railroad, although it does not meet all of the needs identified by amtrak itself.
way out of this crisis, we need to earn our way out. the only way we can do this is to put america back to work again. his approach to get small businesses going again and the fact that banks are not making critical -- credit available to them is a critical problem. i think he is addressing that. >> i announced some more targeted steps to spur private sector hiring and give an added boost to small business by building on the tax cuts in recovery act and increasing access to the loans desperately needed for small businesses to grow. we will rebuild and modernize more are transportation and communication networks across the country and i called for the extension of emergency relief like compliments insurance, health benefits to help those who have lost their jobs while boosting consumer spending and promoting job growth. we also want to take some strategic surgical steps in areas that will generate the greatest number of jobs while generating the greatest value for our economy. from the moment we took office, even as we took steps to deal with the financial crisis, we began investing
to private. that is about 70% of small businesses in america. it will be interesting to see how robust that small business tax credit is. obviously, this is a category of folks that are prevalent on a daily, real basis. -- struggling on a daily, real basis. we tried to highlight areas of concern. we did not get to everything, we could not, in the 30-page document. for the immediate regulatory issues that need to be held this year, you have heard it before. this grandfather plan is huge. right now and employers are frozen in their benefit designs, cost sharing responsibilities, deductibles, so they're absolutely needs to be clarity. in addition, medical loss ratio will need to be defined. ali, they are very broadly defined. my personal hope, view here, fraud and abuse programs, programs to prevent that, care programs, should be defined as medical care benefits. if they are considered outside of your benefit dollars, it would hurt you. if you do not reach 80% in the small market, you have to start paying rebates to consumers in 2011. one thing that we have not talked about, within 90 day
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